I recently finished listening to one of the best series I’ve heard in a while by Keith Moore called, “You Choose”. You can listen to it here. The series was based off of this scripture:
15 “Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. 16 For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. 17 “But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, 18 then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy. 19 “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! 20 You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” ~Deut. 30:15-20
In this series Keith answers the questions:
- Is God sovereign?
- Is God really in control of everything?
- Will God’s will come to pass no matter what?
- Does God really send people to Hell?
- Is God in control of earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes?
Ultimately, my big takeaways from the series were:
- God is not in control of everything. God has left a lot up to us. Our decisions matter more than we think.
- If you gave people the choice between life and death, everyone would choose life. However, when you don’t choose God, you choose death.
- The Bible says that if we choose God, we choose life. If we don’t choose God, we choose death and destruction.
- The Bible promises a lot of great things, but it doesn’t promise them to everyone. It promises great things for believers, for those who choose God.
- If it steal, kills, or destroys… it’s not God. If it’s good, it’s God!
- We shouldn’t be surprised that bad things happen to good people, but as believers we can believe God for protection.
- Often, the unfortunate circumstances that people find themselves in is not a result of God being in control, but of their own poor decisions.
- God’s will will ultimately be done, but it doesn’t mean that it’ll be done through you. If He can’t use you, He’ll use someone else.
Malachi 3:18 says, “18 Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”
There is and should be a significant difference between people who serve God and people who do not. Choosing to serve God with your life is the most important decision you’ll ever make. It not only affects you, but everyone you’ll ever interact with.
Choose God = Choose Life.
What will you choose?
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